A picture of the pop diva Beyoncé will be exhibited in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The Smithsonian Insitute features people who have according to the Institute shaped the country in its National Portrait Gallery.
Beyoncé will, therefore, join many previously honored influential figures including presidents, actors, activists, visionaries and other public personas. The National Portrait Gallery exhibits portraits of influential individuals from pre-colonial times to the present to American history.
The portrait of the singer that got chosen is a shot that was taken by the photographer Tyler Mitchell for VOGUE magazine editorial and cover shoot.
A year ago today we broke the flood gates open
Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection pic.twitter.com/T97rHU9u8J
— Tyler Mitchell (@Tyler_Mitchell_) August 6, 2019
The officials have confirmed that the portrait was indeed acquired by the Insitute and they likewise expressed their extreme delight about it.
“This acquisition will allow us to document a significant shift in the history of fashion photography through the depiction of a key figure in American culture.”
At the moment, the National Portrait Gallery revealed that the Insitute is still in the midst of planning when will be the portrait officially displayed.